The Activity Works Blog

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Kids’ exercise guidelines need more focus on brain development

February 25, 2015

Sports medicine experts recently revealed that physical activity guidelines for kids should begin looking at the best types of exercise for children, their bodies and their brains, and not just the duration of their [...]

ISU study finds activity helps kids learn

February 2, 2015

New Iowa State University study finds that physical activity is a benefit to the brains of elementary school students. They also reaffirmed that short bouts of skipping or jumping combined with academic learning can lead to improvement in kids’ cognitive [...]